AUSTIN DENTIST | TEJAS PATEL, DDS
If your tooth is so painful that it throbs, keeps you up all night, and impacts your daily life, you may have an abscess tooth. To prevent the spread of infection, it is imperative that you visit Austin Cosmetic Dentistry as soon as possible if you believe you have an infection.
SYMPTOMS OF AN ABSCESS TOOTH
When the pulp inside your tooth dies, it is susceptible to infection in and around the root of the tooth, which leads to an abscessed tooth.
- Severe, persistent pain
- Facial swelling
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Foul odor and taste
MORE ABOUT ABSCESS TOOTH
At Austin Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand how painful and stressful it is to have an abscessed tooth, and our compassionate, patient, and highly-trained Austin TX dentists are here for you. With our state-of-the-art technologies and commitment to excellence, we will do everything we can to save your natural tooth, remove infected tissue to restore you to your optimal state of wellness, and relieve your pain.
Causes of an Abscess Tooth
If you have a cavity or a chipped or cracked tooth, you are susceptible to an abscessed tooth because bacteria will have an opportunity to get down to the root of your tooth.
Associated Risks of an Abscess Tooth
If an abscessed tooth is not treated, the infection can spread into your jaw, head, and even neck. If left untreated long enough, your abscessed tooth can lead to sepsis.
Abscess Tooth Prevention
- Daily brushing and flossing
- Regular dental cleaning and check-ups
- Replace toothbrush every 3-4 months
An abscessed tooth is usually treated with either a root canal or endodontic surgery. During endodontic surgery, our team at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry will open the gum tissue near the abscessed tooth and remove the infected tissue. Your Austin TX dentist will also remove the tip of your tooth’s root and fill the root canal at the base of your tooth’s root. After your surgery, the surrounding bone will be able to heal.
We are devoted to saving your natural teeth. We understand how stressful surgery can be, and giving you the highest quality of care and comfort is our top priority. During a consultation, our team will determine whether or not you need endodontic surgery. Your oral health and natural teeth are our top priorities!